New Zealand is a sprawling Garden of Eden filled with lush greenery, dramatic mountains rising from the sea and pristine beaches providing the perfect retreat for romance.  The coastline of the stunning island offers gin coloured waters, sweeping sands and always the finest in honeymoon accommodation to sweep you off your feet. Yet flaming romance isn’t the only reason to head to the shimmering blue horizon and New Zealand has the beach to suit your every need.

Those looking to melt into a world of bliss sparkling with sand and sea should check out the following top 5 beach holiday destinations in New Zealand.

For Soul Surfers…Piha, Auckland

The unbridled wilderness, the stretch of black sand and the distinct lack of crowds makes Piha a surfer’s haven. Those who love to wake up with the flaming dawn and pad across the sands will fall head over heels with this off the map spot of sheer bliss. With hidden cottages and other peaceful holiday accommodation to rent you can embrace your inner soul surfer in style.


For Nature Lovers…Kaiteriteri Beach, Nelson

Not only was Kaiteriteri Beach voted as one of the best beaches in the world but it is also the gateway into the jaw dropping world of the Abel Tasman National Park. Kayaking and boat cruising are the perfect ways to soak up the sights that grace your eyes and you can also be sure of seeing seals and even dolphins sojourning across the seas.

For Lively Times…Mission Bay, Auckland

The vibrant and the vivacious will adore the chic style alive and kicking on Mission Bay. Blending a beautiful beach holiday with cosmopolitan city living has never been easier this side of Auckland. With fabulous holiday rentals to choose from you can spend your day’s snorkelling, sunbathing and splashing in the gorgeous waters and your evenings indulging in cocktails and fine dining along the promenade.


For Spa Delights…Hot Water Beach, Coromandel

Ancient trees, rising volcanic rock, and velvet green forest set the scene around the magnificent natural spa bay of Hot Water Beach. Be sure to book your luxury accommodation close by so that every morning you can hit the hot sands and rich geothermal waters. You can dig your own personal hot tub in the sands and let the thermal waters wash over you as you sit back in complete bliss.

For Private Paradise…Mosquito Bay, South Island

Drift across the waters on kayak or boat and enter a world where there are no other footsteps in the sand. This tiny gem is a tropical hideout hidden under a canopy of soft ferns. With native seals splashing from the rocks, azure waters and silvery sands, you can be sure that the whole place is yours to soak in the splendour.


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